Slick it back

21 Nov
cosmopolitan.co.uk

cosmopolitan.co.uk

Could wet look style be the simplest day to night style for this year’s Christmas do?

Every year we think we’re going to manage to get from desk to dance floor and somehow turn into a supermodel on route. Pro-tip, it doesn’t quite work out like that. Inevitably some email or other pings into our inbox exactly when we’d planned to hotfoot it into the bathroom and transform ourselves. Or, instead, we simply haven’t got the tools to hand to dedicate our usual crimping, primping and backcombing in the shared toilets in the office (let’s be honest, who really wants to show all their beauty secrets to their colleagues? It sort of ruins the illusion).

This year, however, we think we might have cracked it. Whether we have super-long hair or mid length locks then we think the super-slick wet look might be the one that makes us look just the right amount of high-fashion and edgy.

The danger with the wet-look, obviously, is that it can look as though you’ve simply decided to let your hair dry au naturel. Put the extra work in, however and you can recreate this style that’s been spotted on everyone from Kendall Jenner to Rita Ora and suits you whether you have a centre parting, side-parting or tie it back into a  ponytail.

Add a hair piece

You want you hair to look lifted and voluminous at the roots for this look to work when your hair is loose. This can be achieved either through backcombing or by using a hairpiece. Simply clip on at the crown and comb over your own hair to cover. With 100% human hair and with a variety of shades helping you choose the one closest to your own colour this adds volume at the crown. Hair can then be slicked and styled creative an edgy look.

Wear a long pony

The slicked back look doesn’t have to focus solely on loose hair. You can slick back your locks and wear a high ponytail. If your hair is a little shorter and you want a long pony buy one of Dream Girl’s ponytail extensions. These either tie or clip over your natural hair and can be matched as closely as possible to your own hair colour.

Don’t forget, for a limited period only there are offers on Dream Girl hair extensions in our online store. Head over to our store to find out more.

 

Restore your hair extensions this winter

14 Nov
yourhairstyles.com

yourhairstyles.com

Winter is not kind to hair. This we know. Going from cold wind and rain outside to central heating inside causes frizz, dryness and split ends. Just as you need to treat your hair in the summer to protect it from heat, you need to do the same in winter to protect from cold.

It’s just as important to protect your hair extensions as well, especially if you have 100% human hair extensions. Your extensions are exposed to the exact same conditions as your natural locks. Damaged hair extensions don’t last as long.

So here are Dream Girl’s tips for protecting both your natural hair and your hair extensions from the cold weather.

  • Add water

When it’s cold and windy all the dust and dirt in the street gets blown around. You get caught in the rain and your hair is drenched. Keeping your hair clean and shiny is a vital way to restore it. Your hair creates natural oils that help to keep it strong. What happens when hair is blown about and run ragged by the weather is that these natural oils are washed away. You don’t have to wash hair daily, every other day works fine (sneaky tip, if you have a fringe you can wash that everyday to keep it shiny).

  • Treat your hair

Give your hair a festive treat to keep it looking healthy and luscious. When hair is dry what it needs is extra moisture. There are special conditioners designed just for hair extensions. Leave it on a few extra minutes and gently comb through. Make sure you treat your hair once a week in the winter to reduce damage from cold and central heating. Dryness stretches and snaps hair causing split ends which reduce the lifespan of your hair extensions.

  • Turn the heat off

Using heat like straighteners and a hot blow dry or curling tongs will only damage your hair further. As we’ve said before, hair is like wax. When you heat it it melts slightly and becomes more pliable so you can style it. The problem is that the heat then damages your hair causing it to stretch and snap. Never use heat on hair extensions if you want them to last.

  • Use SPF, even in the winter

It might seem counterproductive when you think there isn’t much sun about but winter rays can be just as harmful as summer ones. While you should protect your skin you should always protect your hair as well. Always use products with an SPF to keep your hair looking healthy and shiny and to reduce damage.

We want your hair extensions to look as luscious as possible for as long as possible. Follow Dream Girl’s winter tips and keep your hair looking as healthy as you can throughout the festive season and beyond.

Five tips for planning party hair

7 Nov

winter-wonder1The season to be glam is almost upon us. Parties, shindigs and a chance to let our hair down and dance the night away – Yes, we love the festive season.

If party planning is your thing then don’t forget to start with your hair. There’s only one problem with it and that’s that your hair has to work really hard. Taking you from day to night, dealing with all that freezing cold outside and central heating inside while still looking sleek and stylish can take a real toll.

That’s why it makes sense to start planning your party hair now. Remember, you’re not alone and you can always ask for help.

So here is Dream Girl’s five tips for making sure your hair gets through the festive season;

  1. Clip-on hair extensions transform your style in minutes

Work doesn’t stop just because the festive season is approaching. If you know there are going to be days when you go straight from your desk to the dance floor be prepared. Clip-on hair extensions allow you to change your style in minutes. Use Dream Girl’s Colour Comparator to choose a shade that closely matches your own. All you need to is clip in the hair extensions and you can have a longer and fuller style that feels a little bit more glamorous.

  1. A Ponytail hair extension is ideal for a ballerina bun

You’re not looking for hairstyles that take hours to create. Instead you want something simple that has maximum impact. How’s this? Tie your hair into a high ponytail on the crown of the head. Twist the ponytail into a bun and pin in place. Use hairspray to smooth any loose strands. Next, clip a ponytail hair extension over your bun. Twist and coil to create a bun and pin in place. You’ll have a glam style that you’ve created, literally, in minutes.

  1. Invest in a  handbag size hairspray and dry shampoo

You can’t bring your whole makeup bag with you into work. Instead make sure you have smaller sized essentials. Dry shampoo can revamp your fringe and help shake off some of the day’s grease. Hairspray is a must have whether you’re opting for an up-do or loose style. It will help you control wayward ends and will help hair look neater.

  1. Want to try something new? Practice

Being locked in the loo at work trying to master the perfect quiff while your female colleagues bang on the door is not the way to get yourself ready for any kind of party. Party season can often be a great time to experiment with a new look or style but remember this, practice it. If you fancy trying a wetlook, slicked back style – which is both edgy and simple – that’s great but have a go at home to see a) how it looks and b) how easy it is to do yourself. There’s nothing worse than starting a style and halfway through realising you hate it but there’s no going back. This is about you feeling awesome about yourself.

  1. Get a trim before party season kicks off

One of the main causes of frizzy hair is split ends. Going from cold weather outdoors to heated rooms doesn’t help; it dries hair out making it more brittle and likely to break. The best way to tackle it is head on. Before party season gets underway have a trim and rid yourself of any split ends. Hair will be healthier, stronger and in a much better position to take the styling of the festive season.

Don’t forget, for a limited period only there are offers on Dream girl hair extensions in our online store. Head over to our store to find out more.

Five ways we’re wearing our hair this week

31 Oct

dreamgirlhairpicLong, short, up, down, curled or loose waves; at Dream Girl we’re firm believers in experimenting with your style. Here are five hairstyles we’ll be wearing  this week.

Sleek and straight

A simple middle parting, healthy looking shiny long locks, this is a hairstyle that is ideal for an elegant finish. If you want longer hair, or just an added volume, use super straight Euro Weft hair extensions (currently available with a special discount offer in our online store). Choose from over 80 shades to find the colour that closely matches your natural shade. We have a how-to video showing how you can fit hair extensions yourself, or find a stockist near to you who can style them for you.

A ballerina bun

There’s no easier style than tying your hair back in a ponytail and then twisting it into a simple bun. It’s a smooth, no-fuss hairstyle that might take minimum effort but still has high impact. If your hair isn’t quite long enough to tie into a bun then use a Dream Girl ponytail hair extension. It either ties or clips over your own hair adding extra length. You can choose from 100% human hair or synthetic hair.

Beach waves

Just because summer is well and truly over it doesn’t mean you should pack away your beach waves along with your bikinis. In fact a little summer sparkle can lift our mood in the depths of cold weather. Opt for hair extensions from our Waves and Curls range if you want longer or fuller locks. Alternatively choose a no-heat solution to create curls; simply divide hair into one inch sections, twist and pin in place. Spray with hairspray and leave for up to half an hour. Unfurl, comb with your fingers to separate and add a little bit more spray.

Pin back half up-do

If you have natural waves and curls a great style to emphasise the texture of your hair is the simple pin-back. Tease locks for a little extra volume and then twist and pin back the sides. Use a side parting to make it an edgier style and make sure you get plenty of lift in the roots.

The classic braid

Plaits are in vogue right now and it’s easy to see why; the braid is a classic style that creates and elegant silhouette. Fishtail plaits are also very in, but a little bit more intricate to create on your own. For the classic French braid start with a section of hair above the crown towards the front of the head. Divide into three and plait. Take sections of hair from the temples and sides as you work your way down, incorporating the extra lengths into your plait as you work. Once you get to the nape of the neck simply plait and fasten at the ends. For a modern finish pull the curls of the plait slightly for a messier finish.

Don’t forget for a limited time only you can get discounts on a range of Dream Girl’s hair extensions. Shop here

The style for spring 2015

24 Oct

With autumn and winter upon us, spring feels like a long way away. As we celebrate Diwali and with Christmas is just around the corner so we have plenty of fun and cheer to look forward to before then, but that doesn’t mean we can’t be excited about next year.

The latest fashion shows offered a glimpse of the new styles for spring 2015. There’s one thing that unifies all the myriad hairstyles we spotted for next year; long hair. So if you opted for a bob or lob in 2014 either pick your hair extensions for instant length or start growing your hair over the winter months. In 2015 long hair is back in vogue.

imax tree

imax tree

Boho Waves

One of the most popular styles for long locks, Boho Waves offer the opportunity to show your healthy long locks to best effect. For healthy hair make sure you get regular trims and drink plenty of water; hair needs lots of rehydration. The gentle waves are easily achieved simply by scrunching hair or coiling around the finger as you dry. Opt for a middle or side parting and just ruffle hair with a little styling wax to separate the ends for that “just done” finish.

Super long ponytails

Ponytails certainly had a moment in 2014 and looked fresh from spring to summer and autumn. This twist for spring 2015 is added length. Sleek, but long and loose it’s the easiest way to look styled with the minimum of effort in the morning. Either opt for a low pony at the nape of the neck, add a little volume at the crown by back-combing or adding clip-in extensions or a hair piece for added lift. If you haven’t got the length required for the long pony use one of Dream Girl’s clip in ponytail hair extensions. You can choose from a  range of colours to find the right one for you.

imax tree

imax tree

Sumo knots

The top bun was the must-have style for 2014. In 2015 it’s the “sumo knot”. Buns are big next year and they’re full of volume. If your hair is fine, hair extensions will help to add that volume as well as length to give you the lift you need. Backcomb the ponytail and twist underneath for a sleek style, plait and twist into a tight bun or just twist and pin for a simple style.

Remember Dream Girl has a limited offer on a range of hair extensions. Head to our online store to see if you can find a deal that’s right for you.

Don’t live with bad haircuts!

17 Oct

rs_634x1024-141014163359-634.Beyonce-Jay-Z-Bangs-London.ms.101414If even Beyonce can’t get it right every time, what hope is there for the rest of us?

This week Queen B unveiled her new hairstyle and it hasn’t gone according to plan. Hey, we’ve all done it! You have an idea for a style or you spot something in a magazine and want to try it for yourself.

The problem is that not every style suits every woman. Beyonce stepped out in Paris with what looks like long blond hair extensions and a very short bluntly chopped fringe. At Dream Girl we’re all for women experimenting with their style but we also know every woman is different.

The blunt fringe does nothing for Beyonce’s beautiful face. Her hair is incredibly thick and a blunt fringe works best on very straight hair. Anything with a little wave or frizz and you’ll spend most of your time flattening it out or trying to stun it into submission. Side swept or longer fringes work best on very thick hair.

The thing is when we try a hairstyle that hasn’t quite worked out we don’t get our pictures splashed across the tabloids. We don’t get anyone analysing our hair decisions and pointing out where we went wrong.

That doesn’t mean that when we pick a bad haircut we should lock ourselves indoors. If you’ve gone for a brutal chop, gone for a trendy style that isn’t working, or adopted a colour that’s simply gone wrong there is help at hand.

Dream Girl’s Chic Collection offers a new look everyday, but without having to take scissors to your hair. With a full range of premium quality wigs, either in synthetic or human hair pieces you can experiment with new styles with minimum fuss.

Wigs might not be the first thing you think of as part of your style collection but in fact they offer a stylish and flexible way to change your style instantly with minimum fuss. With a range of lengths on offer, textures and colours Dream Girl’s wigs are finely wefted. This means you can achieve a truly natural look.

Choosing a wig is simple. Our Chic Collection has 33 colours to choose from; from Apricot Blond right through to Dark Chocolate. In our online store you can choose from Lace Wigs, Elastic Wigs or Standard Wigs. You can choose a range of different lengths, depending on whether you want a shorter style or a longer look. Then you can order the exact wig you want directly from us.

Once your wig arrives you can either wear it as it is or choose to go to your stylist and have it individually styled just for you. This is often an option for those who are choosing a wig to conceal thinning hair and want to cover their locks easily.

We know that it’s often too simple to make bad style choices when it comes to our hair. Not every style suits everyone. But we also know that whatever we do our hair always grows back. In the meantime a wig from Dream Girl’s Chic Collection means that no one will ever know!

Why we love our long locks

10 Oct

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Wear it up, wear it down. We just love our long hair.

As Dream Girl launches a limited offer for discounts on Euro Weft and Clip-On hair extensions we want to celebrate our lovely long locks.

The truth is that hair trends come and go, but long hair is a classic that never goes away. Everyone from Princesses to models, actors, rockstars and high street fashionistas have worn their long locks with pride.

What helps to keep long hair up to date is the care we offer it. By adding soft layers, perhaps a bold fringe or a few angled ends we can add variety to our long style and keep it looking fresh.

It’s the versatility of long hair that we love, and that’s why so many turn to hair extensions to add instant length and volume. Either using Euro Weft or easy to use clip-on hair extensions, you can have instant long locks.

Style it with a parting in the middle and keep hair wavy and tousled for a look that’s full of body. Or go sleek with super straight hair and a simple side parting for an edgier style. Try a Hollywood glam style that sweeps waves and curls over one shoulder for a night out, or try messing it up for a hairstyle that’s straight of the London catwalks with a middle parting and scrunched look.

Euro Weft are known as silky straight hair extensions. For those who want to try that super straight style these are the hair extensions to go for. With a velvety and sleek natural texture they are incredibly soft to touch, ideal for those who want a natural finish.

At Dream Girl we are careful to only choose the highest quality human hair, ethically sourced. When the hair cuticles are left intact it allows hair to remain looking and falling naturally. Euro Weft hair extensions are ideal for weaving, so you can make your own clip-in hair extensions.

Our clip-in hair extensions are perfect for those who want the ultimate and versatile approach to styling their hair. Our clips are pre-cut human hair extensions with clips attached to the weft itself. To apply you simply clip onto your own hair close to the root. You can easily add volume, length, fullness or even highlights.

For a limited period only we’re offering discounts on both our Euro Weft and clip-on hair extensions. Browse our online store and over 80 shades to find the right deal for you.

A simple up-do for this weekend

3 Oct
Rex Features

Rex Features

There’s something about Autumn that puts us in the mind of tousled locks, rich chestnut colours and wavy styles. If you’re feeling inspired by the start of a new season embrace the change and try something new with your hair.

One of our style icons is Emma Watson. Not only is she an awesome, articulate woman but she also has a rather natty sense of style that we at Dream Girl love.

So this weekend take inspiration from the gorgeous actress and try this simple up-do that’s all about a classic, timeless beauty.

You’ll need longer locks for this style so for those with hair extensions it’s easy to whip your hair back. If you have shorter hair that you lengthen with clip-on hair extensions you’ll need to wear them to try this.

Once that’s done part your hair slightly to the side. Take the first section at the front by the temple; it should be about an inch wide. Begin to twist the hair so it almost looks like a braid. Once you get to the nape of the neck take your pins and pin in place. The pins should be invisible so point them in towards the scalp to secure the twist.

Take the section on the other temple and repeat the process again. Once you reach the nape of the neck again pin the hair in place.

Check in the mirror turning your head to the left and the right making sure the twist is uniform, secure and even across the sides of the head.

You should now have a long ponytail lying down your back. Without disturbing the pins begin to twist the ponytail until it begins to coil round. Twist it into a bun at the centre of the head and tuck the ends under. Pin to secure.

Emma wears  a side parting to show off that ear cuff and you could do the same with a great pair of earrings. A red lip will pop and adds to the impact of a classic style.

There you have it, a great and easy up-do to let you have a stylish weekend!

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Change your hair in five minutes

26 Sep
Our hair crush Blake Lively, beautyhigh.com

Our hair crush Blake Lively, beautyhigh.com

You are not the only person who wakes up and is disappointed they haven’t turned into Blake Lively overnight.

If we’re talking hair crushes, Blake Lively is our number one, our holy grail. Texture, shape, length, healthy shine, glossiness; we admit it, we covet her hair.

But at Dream Girl we’re not ones for feeling bad about ourselves. Instead we believe in seizing the day and making the best of you that you can be. Even Blake must have bad hair days right?

There is a way of transforming your hair in just five minutes. Confidence starts in your head and often on your head. Fuller and longer hair in minutes can help you stand that little bit taller. It can help you enhance your own natural beauty and style.

Clip’N Go are clip-on hair extensions. You can choose either synthetic or 100% human hair. The latter might be a more expensive but with human hair extensions you get a more natural finish, shine and hair extensions blend seamlessly into your natural locks. You might have though hair extensions are an expensive long-term commitment but clip-ons offer the choice and flexibility of lift and length that you can achieve in your own home.

With our Clip’N Go’s you get pre-cut human hair extensions with clips attached to the weft. We sell clip-on hair extensions in our online store. Choose the colour first including browns, blondes, reds, combos and fancies. We’ve got over 80 shades so you can pick one closest to your natural hair colour.

Next it’s all about the length. At Dream Girl we’ve got up to six lengths of clip-on hair extensions; 14″, 16″, 18″, 20″, 22″ and 24″. Two inches might not sound like much but you want clip-ons to look part of your natural hair. You can easily add very long length or choose shorter extensions if it’s volume you’re looking for.

What do you get with Clip’N Go? This step by step guide shows you. You get sections of hair with different number clips enabling you to achieve coverage and volume. Longer and wider wefts go on the back and towards the crown of the head, narrower clips to the side.

Secure and easy to use yourself, clip-on hair extensions make it easy for you to transform your style in just five minutes. Ok, it might not turn you into Blake Lively but at least you’ll have hair as gorgeous as hers!

 

Rita Ora’s “origami” style

19 Sep
Rex Features

Rex Features

You know how it is, you dress and style yourself depending on your mood. It’s the truth; we go for a wavy, relaxed hairstyle when we’re feeling feminine and floaty; we’ll opt for a no nonsense up-do when we mean business.

So what about when you want to make a huge impact?

Well, maybe go for Rita Ora’s ‘origami’ hair. This is the ultimate top knot and it was spotted on the singer at London Fashion Week.

Check out all the people taking pictures in the background. This is a hairstyle designed to make a maximum stir.

So how to recreate it? The faux fringe here it cut really short. Chances are if you don’t want to commit to that you can wear a wig or a hairpiece to cover your own hair. Ask your stylist to fit it for you and trim the fringe how you want it. Dream Girl’s Chic Collection comes in a range of shades included blonde, dark brunettes, browns and combos.

You can also style the fringe as part of the hairstyle itself, but it takes a little work. It’s what Rita’s stylist has done so follow our steps to recreate it for yourself.

Preparation is key in this style. You’ll need wax and hairspray to comb and style your hair so it’s straight and manageable. If your hair isn’t quite long enough then use a Dream Girl Ponytail Extension that clips or ties over your natural hair and adds length.

Comb hair into a very high ponytail right on the crown of the head. Ensure there are not strands left and that hair is tied quite tightly in place. Secure with a transparent bobble. Use hairspray to smooth down hair.

Next turn to the ponytail. Comb and use hairspray to stiffen slightly and comb again. Fold the ponytail in half front ways. The length of hair should fall over the front of your head, like a fringe.

Check hair in the mirror. Ensure the “bun” is a uniform shape and there’s a good gap in the centre.

Tie with a bobble around the base of the bun to fix in place. Spray the “bun” with more hairspray.

Now you can work the fringe. The ponytail ends are sitting on your forehead. You need to smooth the edges down so it looks like a natural fringe. Using , yes more hairspray, fix hair in place and comb it flat. You might need to trim a few ends to ensure there aren’t huge differences between strands.

And you’re ready to go. Rita goes for heavy lined eyes and a very dark berry lip to finish the high-impact look.

All you need now is to master the attitude to go with it!

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